Welcome to the Naughty or Nice Blog Hop! Big thanks go to Nat of Reading Romances for hosting.
What a great topic! Naughty or nice, I do love a bit of the romance. Both hold appeal, but lets look at them in detail, shall we?
I’m reading The Seduction of Phaeton Black by Jillian Stone at the moment, and I’d definitely class that as naughty! Phaeton is a deliciously naughty character, bestowing his, ahem, favours wherever he pleases to the delight of the ladies. It will take one very special woman to hold his attention – and it seems he’s met her in Miss America Jones.
A nice romance – an absolutely lovely one, in fact – is Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare. The story is romantic and lovely and just makes you feel good. I love a bit of nice with my romance sometimes. As we all know, I’m a big fan of Dark! Tortured! romances, but a really well done sweet and lovely romance is quite wonderful, and Tessa Dare has the stuff ;p
With my own books, I’d say ROUGH DIAMOND is pretty naughty! The hero, Rupert, delights in being a bit mischievous, and his act of the empty-headed buffoon bedevils the heroine, Alice, to no end. Heh.
Owner of the Diamond Saloon and Theater, Alice Reynolds is astounded when a fancy Englishman offers to buy her saloon. She won’t be selling her saloon to anyone, let alone a man with a pretty, empty-headed grin…but then, she reckons that grin just might be a lie, and a man of intelligence and cunning resides beneath.
Rupert Llewellyn has another purpose for offering to buy the pretty widow’s saloon—the coal buried deep in land she owns. However, he never banked on her knowing eyes making him weak at the knees, or how his deception would burn upon his soul.
Each determined to outwit the other, they tantalize and tease until passion explodes. But can their desire bridge the lies told and trust broken?
As for nice… well, TEACH ME is nice and naughty! Heh. Three years a widow, Elizabeth determines to learn all of erotic pleasure, and the Earl of Malvern is engaged as her tutor. Naughty times ensue.
‘By Moon and Sea’, my contribution to Smut by the Sea, is a naughty tale as well, a short story about a wife waiting for her husband on a balcony by the sea. When he comes home, naughty times ensue.
And now, the contest#!
What do you guys think is a naughty romance? A nice one? What are your favourite romantic tales? Let me know!
One lucky commenter will win a USD$5 Amazon.com Gift Card, as well as a signed ROUGH DIAMOND postcard, and a ROUGH DIAMOND magnet. International entries are welcome – if Australia Post can reach your country, you can enter!
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